Written answers

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • Cycling and Walking: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will allocate funds to Transport for Greater Manchester to implement its Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan.

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2019 to Question 226005, High Speed 2 Railway Line, how much has been disbursed from the public purse on fees...

      East Anglia Railway Line: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when Delay Repay 15 will be introduced on the Great Eastern Mainline.

      Heathrow Airport: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answers of 13 February 2019 to Questions 218813 and 218814, what estimate his Department has made of the journey times to Heathrow...

      Department for Transport: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the guidance entitled, Procurement policy note 03/14: promoting tax compliance, how many suppliers were allocated contracts by his...

      London Overground: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 4 March 2019 to Question 226511, whether London Overground has submitted proposals to close ticket offices at any of its...

      Southern

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of trains have run without second member of staff for (a) all and (b) part of the service on GTR Southern Railway services in (a)...

      Roads: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding has been allocated to (a) Mansfield and (b) Nottinghamshire from the Pothole Action Fund in each year since that fund's inception.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people were killed or seriously injured on the roadside when they were in the presence of a stationary vehicle using a warning beacon...

      Roads: Horse Riding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has had recent discussions with the Welsh Government on the safety of horse riders on UK roads; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Scottish Limited Partnerships: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many Scottish Limited Partnerships have not registered a Person of Significant Control.

    • Scottish Limited Partnerships: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the value was of fines levied against Scottish Limited Partnerships for failing to register a Person of...

      Scottish Limited Partnerships: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many Scottish Limited Partnerships are qualifying partnerships under the terms of the Scottish Partnerships...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support he plans to provide to businesses to help with the UK leaving the EU.

      Parental Leave: Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 28 February 2019 to Question 225613, on Parental Leave: Childbirth, whether his Department...

      Living Wage: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if his Department will undertake an economic impact assessment on the potential merits of extending the national living...

      Post Offices: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many Post Office branches have closed in (a) North West Durham constituency, (b)the North East and (c) the UK since...

      Public Houses: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether tenants will be fully consulted as part of the review into the Pubs Code.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Azza Soliman

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Egyptian counterpart on the detention of Egyptian human rights activist Azza Soliman;...

    • Venezuela: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the US Administration on the possibility of military intervention in...

      Middle East: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether it remains his Department’s policy to convene a summit of European and Arab foreign ministers to discuss the US...

      Middle East: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the US Administration has provided his Department with the Administration's draft proposals for a Middle East peace plan.

      Middle East: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he considers it (a) accurate and (b) acceptable that the United States administration has still not shared the draft...

      Slovenia: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has plans to issue a formal apology to the Government of Slovenia for describing that country as a former Soviet...

      Iran: Cruise Missiles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Iranian counterparts on their recent testing of submarine-based cruise missile technology.

      Iran: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps he is taking to prevent Iran from producing nuclear-armed warheads that can be carried by that country's...

      Iraq: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he has made an assessment of the effectiveness of his Department's programme to involve religious minorities in...

      Kurds and Syria: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has received from his counterparts in (a) the European Commission and (b) EU member states on...

      Zimbabwe: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department maintains an ongoing dialogue with the Vice-President of Zimbabwe; and what representations his...

      Sayed Alwadaei

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Bahraini counterpart on the recent upholding of the convictions against relatives of...

      Nabeel Rajab

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Bahraini counterpart on the case of the human rights activist Nabeel Rajab.

      Ahmed Mansoor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Emirati counterpart on the recent upholding of the conviction and ten-year sentence...

      Middle East: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his European counterparts on the future of EU citizens in Iraq and Syria who had previously...

      Iran: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Iranian counterpart on reports that crowds chanted death to Theresa May and called for...

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Saudi Arabian and Emirati counterparts on their reported recruitment and deployment of...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK Government plans to follow the actions of US State Department and refuse visa applications to five individuals...

      Abbas al-Hassan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his counterpart in Saudi Arabia on the case of Abbas al-Hassan and his co-defendants and...

      Malta: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the validity of the findings of the Council of Europe Venice Commission Opinion on...

      Diplomatic Service: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the number of UK citizens that have been offered diplomatic protection by the UK in...

      Burkina Faso: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the security situation in Burkina Faso; and if he will make a statement.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 7 February 2019 to Question 215122 on Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Official Hospitality,...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Brexit: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 19 June 2018 to Question 153188 on Common Travel Area, for what reason the reciprocal voting rights for Irish...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to help ensure the safety of people procuring services of self-employed carers.

    • Medical Treatments: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps has he taken to ensure that medicines developed from public research are (a) accessible and (b) affordable.

      Horses: Slaughterhouses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 10 October 2018 to Question 174614 on Horses: Slaughterhouses, how many soliped and equidae were slaughtered...

      Healthy Start Scheme and School Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 30 April 2018 to Question 140109 on Healthy Start and Nursery Milk schemes, how much funding his Department...

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many children aged (a) four to five and (b) 10 to 11 years were recorded as obese in (i) England, (ii) each English region and (iii)...

      Life Expectancy: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of life expectancy in (a) Coventry South, (b) Coventry and (c) the West...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he will report to Parliament annually on the operation of the Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines Pricing and Access; and...

      Accelerated Access Collaborative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made on increasing NHS uptake of innovations prioritised by the Accelerated Access Collaborative; and if he will...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether, as a result of the 2019 Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines Pricing and Access, he has plans to review the role and scope of...

      Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines Pricing and Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans are in place with respect to section 3.54 of the 2019 Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines Pricing and Access on UK data...

      Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines Pricing and Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that payments under the 2019 Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines Pricing and Access are used to...

      Haemophilia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data the Government collects on the number of bleeds people with severe haemophilia have each year.

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many Linear Accelerator machines NHS England purchased as a result of the £130 million funding allocated to the Linear...

      Hospitals: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the nutritional value of hospital meals.

      NHS: Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the income from NHS patients by NHS trusts in each of the last 10 years for which records are available.

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many golden hello incentives have been made to nursing students; and how much in total has been spent on that scheme since it was...

  • Department for International Development

    • Syria: Bomb Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much of the £100 million budget for landmine clearance is being spent on clearing landmines in Syria; and whether that budget...

    • Zimbabwe: Sanitary Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she has made an assessment of the difficulties that women in Zimbabwe face in obtaining sanitary products in that country; and...

      Developing Countries: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress her Department has made on implementing its Youth Agenda, published in April 2016.

      Developing Countries: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is planning to take to implement her Department's Youth Agenda, published in April 2016.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many consultations by his Department (a) are open, (b) are closed awaiting a Government response and (c) have been initiated since 2016.

    • Trade Agreements: Public Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to protect the (a) NHS and (b) other public services in the negotiation of trade agreements after the UK leaves the EU.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will bring forward proposals obliging housing developers as a condition of planning consent to provide...

    • Garden Communities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much funding his Department has allocated to local authorities for the development of new (a) garden cities and...

      Second Homes: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress he has made on ensuring that business rate relief is not used for second homes to avoid council tax in...

      Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to continue the Troubled Families programme beyond 2020.

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to issue good practice guidance to support local authorities’ use of powers to deal with...

      Rough Sleeping and Homelessness Reduction Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when the Rough Sleeping and Homelessness Reduction Ministerial Taskforce last met; and what plans there are for future...

      Retail Trade: Payment Methods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of falling usage of cash in retail transactions on the...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the default measure of housing supply derived under the standardised methodology can be bypassed where a Local...

      Road Signs and Markings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of rules regulating the installation and operation of digital...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the guidance entitled, Procurement policy note 03/14: promoting tax compliance, how many suppliers...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • HMS Collingwood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what training courses the Maritime and Coastguard Agency has provided to Royal Navy personnel on HMS Collingwood since 2008.

    • Ministry of Defence: Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many meetings he held with his Department’s Chief Scientific Adviser between 1 December 2018 and 28 February 2019.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Employment: Dyslexia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to encourage businesses to offer meaningful employment to people with dyslexia.

    • Occupational Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has plans to require employers to contract occupational health services; and what assessment she has made of the potential costs...

      Occupational Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the quality of (a) occupational health services and (b) SEQOHS accreditation scheme in measuring the...

      Occupational Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential growth of the occupational health market in the event that all employers contracted occupational...

      Occupational Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent financial incentives she has introduced to encourage employers to invest in the health and well being of their workforce through...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for Disabled People of 22 January 2019, Official Report, column 106WH on the satisfaction...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 30 May 2018 to Question 146988 on the revised wording of the ESA65B letters sent to employment support allowance...

      Occupational Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the contribution of the occupational health market to the economy.

      Personal Independence Payment: Chronic Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in receipt of personal independence payment who are known to have lifelong conditions which are unlikely to improve have been...

      Personal Independence Payment: Chronic Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her policy to end regular reviews of personal independence payment for claimants of working age with (a) motor neurone...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many consultations by her Department (a) are open, (b) are closed awaiting a Government response and (c) have been initiated since 2016.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Government guidance entitled Procurement policy note 03/14: promoting tax compliance, how many suppliers were allocated...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many constituent complaints have been referred to her Department by the Department for Work and Pensions in each of the last ten years.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Horseracing: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information his Department holds on the timescale for the review of the British Horseracing Authority's review whip...

    • Animal Welfare: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to bring forward legislation on increased sentencing for animal cruelty in this session of Parliament.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the guidance entitled, Procurement policy note 03/14: promoting tax compliance, how many suppliers were...

  • Home Office

    • Crimes of Violence: Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the letter to the Rt. Hon. Member for Delyn, dated 21 January 2019 and deposited in the library, what the planned timescale is...

    • Police: Pension Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of pension sharing orders relating to police pensions; and if he will review his...

      Law and Order: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff of his Department are working on programmes relating to UK-EU law enforcement information-sharing following the UK's...

      Terrorism: Universities

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had with (a) universities and (b) police forces on the safety of universities from terrorist activity.

      Entry Clearances: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to his Department's White Paper on The UK’s future skills-based immigration system, Cm 9722, how the proposed future...

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many times he has visited immigration detention centres since his appointment as Secretary of State for the Home Department; and which...

  • Wales Office

  • Cabinet Office

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many consultations by his Department (a) are open, (b) are closed awaiting a Government response and (c) have been initiated...

    • Eurostat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether the UK will (a) work with and (b) provide funding to Eurostat after the implementation period or in the event that the UK...

      Voting Rights: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2019 to Question 221547, on Voting Rights; EU Nationals,which EU member states have yet to...

      Common Travel Area

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 19 June 2018 to Question 153188 on Common Travel Area, what further areas of reciprocal rights will be...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many meetings he held with his Department’s Chief Scientific Adviser between 1 December 2018 and 28 February 2019.

  • Treasury

    • Crowdfunding

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the competitiveness of the UK peer-to-peer lending sector compared to (a) the US, (b) China and (c) the rest of the world.

    • Medical Treatments: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to EIM21774 of the Employment Income Manual, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the tax exemption for employer-funded...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many promoters of loan schemes relating to the loan charge 2019 have been prosecuted.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, in how many companies involved in loan charges has the (a) employer and employee been a single individual and (b) scheme promoter been the employer.

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 5.16 of Budget 2018, what proportion of the £410 million for adult and children's social care will be allocated to...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the relationship between reductions in funding for children’s services and associated costs for (a)...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Gambling and Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans his Department has to tackle issues arising from a potential convergence between gaming and gambling.

    • Internet: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to publish his White Paper on online harms.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many members of staff in his Department are working full-time on preparation for an adequacy assessment by the European...

      Technology: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that large technology companies are complying with regulations on personal data.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Equal Pay

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the Government portal for gender pay gap reporting contains accurate and up to date information.

  • Department for Transport

    • Tyres: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce legislation regarding the maximum allowed age of tyres fitted to (1) coaches and (2) heavy goods vehicles.

    • Heathrow Airport: Air Traffic

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the impact of the proposal from Heathrow Airport Limited for early lifting of the Air Traffic Movement cap by 25,000 per year...

      Chris Grayling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which appointments and visits were arranged for the Secretary of State for Transport for (1) 4 March, and (2) 5 March.

      Bicycles: Hire Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to regulate bike hire schemes; and if so, what steps they have taken to do so.

      Blue Badge Scheme: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the new online system to process Blue Badge applications introduced on 14 January.

      M4: Lighting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether overhead lighting on the M4 motorway will be replaced following the M4's conversion to a smart motorway between junctions 3 and 8/9; and whether that...

      A3: Tolworth

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the nature of the work currently in progress on the A3 Southbound at Tolworth; and when they expect it to be completed.

      Eurotunnel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their guidance published on 5 March regarding Eurotunnel obligations, whether similar resilience measures will be implemented for rail freight as for...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Conditions of Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend that the UK will remain closely aligned to EU standards on workers’ rights in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

    • Conditions of Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by Lord Henley on 7 March, when the first document on changes to EU workers’ rights and health and safety standards in the...

      Small Businesses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many new government schemes affecting small and medium-sized enterprises have been brought in in the last five years; and what were the costs for small...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Gibraltar: Spain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they are taking to prevent incursions by Spanish patrol vessels into the territorial waters of Gibraltar.

    • Europe: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what actions can be taken to speed up the transfer of asylum seekers and refugees from the Aegean Islands to mainland Greece for assessment and resettlement, and...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many times the Prime Minister has said publicly that the UK will be leaving the EU on 29 March.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Social Workers: Conditions of Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the report by Dr Jermaine Ravalier, UK Social Workers: Working Conditions and Wellbeing, published in August 2018, what strategies they have...

  • Department for Education

    • School Day

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many schools are finishing before (1) 12 noon, and (2) 1pm on Fridays.

    • Academies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether it is their policy that all maintained schools should convert to academy status; and if so, by which date they intend that all maintained chools should be...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Terrorism: Sentencing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been sentenced to imprisonment for terrorism offences in each of the last five years.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Leasehold

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to introduce legislation to (1) reform leasehold, and (2) widen access to the right to manage and freehold enfranchisement; and if so, when.

    • Holiday Accommodation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 26 February (HL Deb, col 88), what assessment they have made (1) of reports in the media, as broadcast...

      Holiday Accommodation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 26 February (HL Deb, col 89), what progress has been made on the introduction of the accreditation body...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Gibraltar: Warships

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to improve the vessels available for naval protection in the territorial waters of Gibraltar.

    • Arms Trade: Exports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what specific responsibility the Chief of Defence staff has, if any, to support UK companies that export defence and security goods and services.

      Type 31 Frigates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what will be the role of the new Type 31e frigates to be supplied to the Royal Navy.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration, if any, they have given to extending (1) the fortnightly payment system used in Northern Ireland, and (2) the more flexible payment system used...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Food Banks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the need for charities and community groups to buy food instead of having it donated in the event of problems in the food supply...

    • Public Sector: Food

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have made to ensure that public sector institutions including (1) schools, (2) hospitals, and (3) care homes, are protected from the ten per cent...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the salaries of (1) the Permanent Secretary of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and (2) the Chief Executive Officer of the...

  • Home Office

    • Yew Fook Sam

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria were used by the Home Office to determine that Yew Fook Sam is not gay.

    • Deportation: Malaysia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria they use to determine whether it is safe to deport LGBT asylum seekers to Malaysia.

      Armed Forces: Foreign Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many non-UK Commonwealth nationals serving in the UK armed forces have (1) applied for their families to settle with them in the UK in each of the last ten...

      Armed Forces: Foreign Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the criteria by which applications for the families of non-UK Commonwealth nationals serving in the UK armed forces to settle in the UK are decided.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 18 February (HL13276), what are the "facilitative arrangements and technologies" that will form part of the...

    • Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 13 February (HL13385), which characteristics beyond infrastructure in their view constitute a hard...

  • Treasury

    • EU Budget: Contributions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the UK’s budget rebate would apply if the UK's notifiction to withdraw from the EU under Article 50 was withdrawn.

    • Capital Markets: EU Action

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the political agreement reached by the European Parliament and member states on 26 February on the Capital Markets Union, and...

      Financial Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the assessment of the Chief Executive of the Financial Conduct Authority in evidence to the EU Financial Affairs...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Social Enterprise World Forum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which minister will represent them at the Social Enterprise World Forum in Ethiopia in October 2019.

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